FRANCE. 557 In the Longwy division there are three steel plants of moderate capacity, as follows: (1) The Longwy Company, which in 1901 produced 169,670 tons of pig-iron and 149,556 tons of ingots. (2) The Micheville Company, which in 1901 made 155,730 tons of pig-iron and 125,854 tons of ingots. (3) The Societe cles Forges de Montataire, with a new works at Frouard, with three eight-ton converters. In the Joeuf district are two steel works: (1) Compagnie des Forges et Acieres de la Marine et d'Home-eourt. This is a new company formed by the union of the Soc. Vezin Anlnaye with the Forges et Acieres de la Marine. There are now two blast furnaces, but one more is to be built immediately. There are three 18-ton converters with an estimated capacity of 1200 tons per day. In 1901 the works made 102,023 tons of pig-iron and 110,262 tons of ingots. (2) The old plant of De Wendel, in which Schneider & Co., of Creusot, are interested, has a rated capacity of 500 tons per day, but is of an antiquated type. Owing to the relations existing between Franco and Germany no railroad connection is allowed with the works, since it brings its ore by rail from German territory, and all its products are hauled by cart to the existing French railroad. The third district of Nancy has two steel plants: (1) The Pompey Company at Pompey. (2) A new works being built at Neuves-Maisons by the Compagnie des Forges de Chatillon, Commentry et ISFeuves-Maisons. This company is one of the oldest and largest in France and has operated works for many years in the central district at Montlugon, Commentry and elsewhere, and it is very significant when such a new departure is taken and a large works projected in a district entirely disconnected with all preceding operations. The new plant is to include five blast furnaces and four 18-ton converters. In addition to the blast furnaces connected with steel works above mentioned, there are others making iron for the general market, and on January 1,1900, there were 65 furnaces completed, with 54- in blast, the total capacity being estimated at 5000 tons per day. It is unnecessary to discuss the metallurgical 'situation in this locality as it has been covered by the description of Lothringen. Table XXV-B gives a list of the works in this district.